Coin of Hierapolis in alliance with Sardis with bust of Philip I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249


Mint: Asia: Phrygia and Lydia, Hierapolis and Sardis (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 17.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.805

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left, Apollo of Hierapolis holding lyre and sceptre, head turned toward cult statue of city goddess of Sardis at right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 18); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour